MAXQDA Reader – A free MAXQDA project reader

With the free MAXQDA Reader everyone can view, search for, browse and “dig through” MAXQDA projects. Share your results with your team members or your examiner.

Knowledge Management – All knowledge resources (e.g. in organizations) can be made available to specific target groups without manipulation of the data.

Teaching – Professors can view their student’s project data in order to comment on their work. Real project read-only files allow you to track and discuss distinct stages of the qualitative data analysis process.

Research Centers, Museums or Libraries – Data can be made accessible for viewing without giving any control away that might lead to changes in the original data.


Teamwork – Teams can track and discuss several stages and steps throughout the analytical process on un-editable files. You can then easily distribute these uneditable materials within a research institute.

Evaluation – Examiners are able to easily see and understand their student’s project data.

MAXQDA Reader – Free Download


MAXQDA Reader (Mac)

Download the latest version of MAXQDA Reader for Mac for free.

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MAXQDA Reader (Windows)

Download the latest version of MAXQDA Reader for Windows for free.

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MAXQDA Reader Functions

  • Understand different steps of the analysis
  • Read documents and memos
  • View codes
  • Activate documents and codes
  • Conduct a Text Retrieval
  • Print Documents, create Smart Publisher reports
  • Export Code System, Document System, Retrieved Segments, Document Browser
  • Create visualizations with the visual tools
  • Create overviews of memos, links, attributes, code frequencies, Retrieved Segments
  • Search for specific terms

MAXQDA 11 Reader – View projects of previous MAXQDA versions